Bound To Stay Bound

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 Rainbow in brown
 Author: Giron, Pavonis

 Publisher:  Holt (2024)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [33] p., col. ill., 21 x 26 cm

 BTSB No: 253962 ISBN: 9781250874368
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Brown -- Fiction
 Color -- Fiction
 Painting -- Fiction

Price: $23.28

In art class, Jo wants to paint all the wonderful things she loves. With a palette of red, yellow, and blue, Jo knows she can mix them together to make a new color. Her imagination takes flight as she explores painting with primary colors and making her own secondary colors, each as beautiful as the last. But through her exploration of the colors of the rainbow, Jo finds that her favorite is a combination of them all: brown.

   School Library Journal (00/03/24)
   Booklist (03/15/24)

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School Library Journal - 03/01/2024 PreS-Gr 2—Readers will think of rainbows in a whole new way after experiencing this imaginative book. Josephine is a young brown-skinned girl who is excited to experiment with paint colors. She starts with the basics (red, blue, and yellow) and proclaims each to be her favorite—that is, until real magic happens when she accidentally spills some orange paint into a bit of blue. "What was this beautiful, breathtaking color?"—a gorgeous shade of brown. Jo doesn't stop there; she mixes even more combinations of colors to get varying shades of brown, until she gets the perfect shade to paint a picture of her family, and ultimately, her own portrait. Exuberant pen, watercolor, and colored pencil illustrations seem to burst from the page, and as the story progresses, Jo herself becomes part of the pictures, painting a swirl of brown breads, birds, and butterflies. Great for kids from preschool on, this is a fantastic book to use with lessons on color and art and a great conversation starter on skin color. VERDICT A joyful choice that explores color in a deeply personal way. Highly recommended.—Sue Morgan - Copyright 2024 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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